: deciding the fate of my winter beater

02-14-06, 08:18 PM
i know its not a cadillac but i need some opinions. i have a 94 explorer 4x4 and it now leakes fuel from the sending unit. my dilema is it has 198k on it and has quite a few problems and i need to know if i should fix. first of all it burns roughly a quart of oil every 1000 miles, it has a delayed shift between 1 and 2 gears,also drivers window drops when attempting to roll it down and 4x4 does not work cuz the auto. hubs dont engage.:suspense: also if it matters i bought it for 500 dollars and i already have 12k miles on it since i bought it. PLEASE GIVE OPINIONS! JUNK,SELL, OR FIX, :confused: autozone said a sending my price 125

02-14-06, 09:52 PM
You got 12,000 miles out of a $500 94 Explorer, I'd say you got your money's worth. Junk it and move on. Sounds like it could turn into a money pit. Get out before it sucks you in.

PAW 47
02-14-06, 10:52 PM
Friends don't let friends drive ford exploders.

Get out of that thing..

02-14-06, 11:24 PM
If you have the patience, pull parts off it and sell 'em on ebay, then bring the carcass to a crusher. That's the best way to make money off it...

02-15-06, 12:57 AM
That trans sucks, when it is good, it is a nice shifting one, but they are always weak and rebuilds only last 100K if you are lucky, and cost way too much (often $1500+)

Strip the engine/trans out, sell. Drop in a 302 or 351 (I prefer 351, bigger is better...) and AOD and drive it for a long time and have some decent power too....

02-15-06, 01:54 AM
Drive until it stops moving. Pour in a bottle of Lucas and squeeze out 6-12 months of use. $500... your job is to beat on that beater until it finally dies.

02-15-06, 02:06 AM
Just throw it in the garbage, ok?

02-15-06, 06:33 PM
thanks for the advice guys my mind is made up:lildevil: